Legal News


Find the latest legal news in business on range of issues, including law, civil rights, immigration and white-collar crime.

Jul 12, 2011

Civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center, recently filed a suit alleging an immigration law passed in June by the state of Alabama is unconstitutional.

Alabama's law empowers law enforcment officers to question any person who they suspect might be an illegal immigrant and detain anyone who cannot prove his or her citizenship.

Jul 12, 2011

Online retail giant Amazon is fighting a recently enacted California law requiring the company to collect sales tax.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Amazon filed paperwork for a referendum vote on the law that requires a 7.25 percent base sales tax on internet purchases. Prior to passage of the law, only conventional brick-and-mortar merchants had to collect California sales tax.

Shaun Bowler, a political scientist at the University of California-Riverside, told the L.A.

Jun 29, 2011

Immigration reform has been a topic that many American politicians have addressed due to the approaching elections and a call by some of their constituents for the deportation of illegal aliens due to the dire financial situation that the U.S. faces.

State legislatures have begun to address the issue, and several key immigration laws may be passed by these local governments.

Jun 29, 2011

White collar crime is largely associated with members of the banking community who have embezzled funds from their investors or who have committed fraudulent acts that have resulted in losses for their clients.

Jun 29, 2011

Legal marriage has been a contested issue as of late, due to the civil rights implications that may exist for citizens.